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In dark, wintry Lochdubh, Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. The Calvinist element in town has always resisted what they view as secular frivolity, so for most of the townsfolk there'll be no carols, feasting, gifts - or even whisky on Christmas Day! And for PC Hamish Macbeth there's no holiday from crime - he finds himself hunting for a missing cat belonging to a lonely spinster. Curt and unfriendly, the woman is convinced her pet has been stolen but once behind her heavily-bolted door, Hamish can spot her true problem - she lives in fear, though of who or what he cannot guess. Then someone steals a Christmas tree and lights from the nearby village of Cnothan. So it is up to Hamish to sort all these problems out - and he had better do it quickly, for the church bells will soon be tolling on the eve of Christmas. Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series: 'First rate ... deft social comedy and wonderfully realized atmosphere.' Booklist; 'It's always a treat to return to Lochdubh.' New York Times; 'Readers will enjoy the quirks and unique qualities of the cast ... Beaton catches the beauty of the area's natural geography and succinctly describes its distinct flavour.' Library Journal; 'Befuddled, earnest and utterly endearing, Hamish makes his triumphs sweetly satisfying.' Publishers Weekly
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Just the sort of thing that fits the bill at Christmas, a heart-warming simple tale about what the festive season really ought to be about. --MyShelf.comBook Description:
Hamish's toughest case to date - to bring some festive cheer to a town long dampened by the spirit of Scrooge.
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Book Description Constable, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # wbb0014155478
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001451998
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001268519
Book Description Constable, UK, 2009. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. First. Very good clean tight book in very good unclipped jacket. Hamish's toughest case to date - to bring some festive cheer to a town long-dampened by the spirit of Scrooge. In dark, wintry Lochdubh, the spirit of Christmas Cheer is about as welcome as a flat tyre on a deserted road. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Crime Novel. Seller Inventory # 006849